Hotel 626 is an Action, Puzzle, Horror, and Single-player video game developed by Doritos. In the game, the player can take on the role of a teenager, who traps in a deadly hotel and has only one way to come out through completing unpleasant challenges using his webcam, mobile phone, and microphone.
Pendulo Studios really knows how to create a nice looking game. Beautifully drawn 2D scenes with the character in 3D cel-shading, artistically this could be the best looking adventure game of 2009. I really look forward to playing more of their titles in this style. Unfortunately the story was a bit disappointing. I never got to play the first two Runaway games - I tried but they wouldn't run properly. So I completely skipped over most of the plot, and it would have been useful to know what was going on prior to start Runaway 3. They perhaps should have done a recap of the storyline, because I started up a bit clueless on who the characters were. Later in the game you do get that recap, and I must admit the first two games seem to have had a far more epic story than this one. Runaway 2 looks like it featured plenty of exotic locations, military plots, aliens and secret alien devices. Runaway 3 is just a simple Nancy Drew murdery-mystery. You get to help Brian escape the mental hospital, help Gina find clues to prove his innocence at the cemetary and then the victims house, and then foil the criminals in a city building.